ADVOCACY ACTION ALERT: President's Budget Confirms Arts Cuts

Today, President Trump released the full version of his FY 2018 budget proposal, A New Foundation for American Greatness.

As you may recall, the FY 2018 was released in March and called for a total elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and other cultural grant-making agencies. Today's full budget proposal was no different.

The President’s FY 2018 budget takes the NEA from its $150 million appropriation to $29 million.

Take action now by contacting your Member of Congress and Senators telling them to #SAVEtheNEA. Be sure to include your own stories of how the NEA has brought the arts to your community. You can find specific examples for your state by clicking here to see a breakdown of NEA grants for 2016.

Your voice can make a difference. Speak out to Congress and #SAVEtheNEA! Congress will now officially begin hearings on this request, so your message to your elected officials is timely!

ACSO is a member of the Arts Action Fund.